Bridging Missions: Balancing Partnership and Standards

Track
Collections Management
Start Day and Time
Monday May 8 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
132 America's Center
Description
Historic St. Mary's City moved into a new facility to support its mission as well as its partnership with St. Mary's College of Maryland. Careful planning was needed to design a building that accommodates two institutions with different but shared missions. The partners spent two years developing an agreement for use and management of the facility. Moving into the building presented challenges, such as creating a database system of all artifacts boxes, developing a system of organization, and actually moving the collection.
Learner Outcome
  1. Identify the considerations, values, and diverging priorities of two partners in developing a shared-use facility.
  2. Learn to articulate professional standards for accessibility, security, and strategies for implementation.
  3. Learn to apply knowledge to organizational problem-solving related specifically to program and facility partnerships.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Regina Faden
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Executive Director
Organization: 
Historic St. Mary's City Commission
Bio
Regina Faden, PhD, joined Historic St. Mary's City as Executive Director in 2008. Previously Faden served as Executive Director of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum in Hannibal, Missouri from 2004-2008. For twenty years, Faden has published and taught Museum Studies, American Literature and History at such schools as Boston College, St. Louis University, and at Historic St. Mary's City's partner institution, St. Mary's College of Maryland.
Presenter: 
Silas Hurry
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Curator of Collections
Organization: 
Historic St. Mary's City Commission
Bio
Silas Hurry is Curator of Collections at Historic St. Mary's City where he manages a collections of 5 million archaeological artifacts. Before joining the museum as curator, Hurry worked as a field archaeologist for the Maryland State Highways Administration. He has taught Archaeological Analysis and Curation for more than twenty years at St. Mary's College of Maryland and published numerous articles on history and archaeology.
Presenter: 
William Roberts
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Professor and Chair
Organization: 
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Bio
Bill Roberts is an applied cultural anthropologist. He is Professor and Chair of the Anthropology Department at St. Mary's College of Maryland. Bill is a Senior Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology, and recently completed his term (2002-2008) as co-editor of Practicing Anthropology. He has served as past president and current member of the Washington Association for Professional Anthropologists.